FloatingPointRepresentation

If the user is not programming in assembly language

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Unformatted text preview: in assembly language, but in a higher-level language being processed by an interpreter or a compiler, the ability to trap exceptions may or may not be passed on to the programmer. However, users rarely needs to trap exceptions in this manner. It is usually better to mask all exceptions and rely on the standard responses described in the table. Again, in the case of higher-level languages the interpreter or compiler in use may or may not mask the exceptions as its default action. A better way to make this computation may be found in the LAPACK routine slartg, which can be obtained by sending the message "slartg from lapack" to the Internet address netlib@ornl.gov 5 26...
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